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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Building a playhouse

Upper Deerfield Twp, NJ

Here we are back in Camp Driveway at my daughter Terri's house.   Since we will be in the area until after the 1st of the year, Leonard needed a project.  What better project than to build a playhouse for the granddaughters.

On Tuesday we went to Home Depot and got an estimate of the cost to build vs. buying a ready-made building and customizing it.  WHEW!  Not cheap either way but we decided to go from scratch.

On Wednesday morning he returned to Home Deport and came back with enough material to keep him busy (hopefully)  through the weekend.


Framing the floor with help from son-in-law Steve.



  The inside playhouse will be 6'x8' with a 4' porch.    The inside of the playhouse floor is down, not the porch floor yet.  Here he is working on a wall frame.


Two walls in place with the framing ready for sliding Plexiglas windows.


The walls will be 7' with an 8' center.    This thing is HUGE.  He wanted it to be 8'x12' but I convinced him to tone it down a bit to 6"x12".

We will use my brothers car carrier to transport it the 90 miles to my daughter, Amy's,  house in Maryland.

On a side note:  A few years before we went fulltime and sold our house to Terri, Len built his dream of a shop.   That  (and the horses we sold) are the only things he really misses from our stix n brix life.  Glad he can always come back here and enjoy the shop whenever he wants.

8 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

That is a nice play house and I would love a shop like that. Guess that will be out when we hit the road.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

That play house is as big as some people's apartment! WOW...you have one lucky granddaughter! Can't wait to see the final project.
Interesting...Paul's #1 thing AND ONLY THING he misses about not having our house is his workshop. Men and their toys.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

The Grands are going to love it!

JOJO said...

WOW! that is some play house. Lucky girls to have such wonderful grandparents.

Donna K said...

Some little girls are going to be very happy. that's a great project for a handy grandpa.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

How come I dont think Len is thinking of this so much as work as FUN.
Bet he has a huge smile.
Donna W.

Rick and Paulette said...

Your granddaughter is going to be giving you guys a great big hug and a kiss when she sees this!!

Laurie and George said...

That is such a nice thing for him to build for them. They will enjoy it as much as he is enjoying working with his hands!